Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts addressed the Scott Frost buyout Sunday afternoon.

“No negotiated settlement, the University of Nebraska has a long history of living up to what we agree to,” Alberts said.

Frost’s buyout total was $15 million and it would have gone down to $7.5 million had Nebraska waited until Oct. 1 to fire him.

Alberts said that rather than finding a settlement, Nebraska would pay its ex-head coach the full amount he was promised when he signed his contract.

Frost was fired Sunday afternoon after a 1-2 start with losses to Northwestern and Georgia Southern. Frost has not had a successful season since joining Nebraska in 2018 and the rough beginning of the season was the tipping point for Nebraska.

In the meantime, assistant coach Mickey Joseph will step up as an interim head coach. He has a tall task in his first game as Nebraska takes on Oklahoma on Saturday.